The women’s hockey team (3-12-0, 2-4-0 ECAC North) will be out to halt a three game losing streak and even up its conference record when it entertains St. Lawrence (13-7-2, 5-1-0 ECAC North) in a game today and an encore tomorrow.
After coming off a pair of disappointing 2-1 overtime losses to strong Northeastern and Boston College teams last weekend, Cornell will be anxious to get the ball rolling against a divisional foe. The Red is 2-2 and has matched its opponents in scoring in its last four league games, with its most recent victory coming Jan. 11 at Vermont.
The Saints, on the other hand, haven’t seen a ECAC North opponent since Dec. 1, when Brown handed them their first conference loss of the season. Since then, St. Lawrence is 5-4-2 in non-conference play but is 3-1-1 in its last five contests.
Junior forward Amanda Sargeant leads the Saints in scoring with 24 points in 22 games, while sophomore Rachel Barrie has received the bulk of the time in net. Barrie sports a .925 save percentage and a 1.98 GAA.
With a pair of wins this weekend, St. Lawrence can earn a tie with Dartmouth atop the ECAC North standings. The Big Green is idle in conference play this weekend. Princeton can also earn a share of first with a win over Yale on Sunday.
Red senior tri-captain Sarah Olivier scored a goal against Northeastern to tie the game in the third period, 1-1. However, the Huskies managed to bump off Cornell with an overtime tally.
In the Boston College game, the Red was able to grab a 1-0 lead early in the third period on a goal by junior Lindsay Murao. But the Eagles clawed back into the game on a late goal and then sealed the win less than a minute into the overtime period.
Tonight’s game will be at 7:00 p.m. at Lynah Rink, and the sequel will be at Lynah at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.
Archived article by Alex Fineman